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Academic Press
Parent companyElsevier
FounderWalter J. Johnson (a.k.a. Walter Jolowicz, 1908–1996)
Kurt Jacoby (1893–1968)[1]
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationCambridge, Massachusetts
Nonfiction topicsScience
Official websiteelsevier.com/academic-press

Academic Press (AP) is an academic book publisher founded in 1941. It was acquired by Harcourt, Brace & World in 1969.[2] Reed Elsevier said in 2000 it would buy Harcourt,[3] a deal completed the next year, after a regulatory review.[4] Thus, Academic Press is now an imprint of Elsevier.

Academic Press publishes reference books, serials and online products in the subject areas of:

Well-known products include the Methods in Enzymology series and encyclopedias such as The International Encyclopedia of Public Health and the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience.

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  1. ^ Uchitelle, Louis (1996-12-23). "Walter J. Johnson, 88, Refugee Who Founded Academic Press". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  2. ^ Abele, John J. (1969-04-12). "FRANCHISER SEEKS RAMADA INNS, INC.; International Industries Set to Acquire Motel Chain for $221-Million of Stock Acquisition and Merger Actions Are Instituted by Corporations". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  3. ^ Malakoff, David (2000). "Librarians Seek to Block Merger of Scientific Publishing Giants". Science. Vol. 290, no. 5493. pp. 910–911. doi:10.1126/science.290.5493.910. ISSN 1095-9203. Retrieved 2023-07-16.
  4. ^ Malakoff, David. "Science Publishing Megamerger Advances". Science. ISSN 1095-9203. Retrieved 2023-07-16.

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